Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Smolov (and Jr) Day 2 Week 4

Nearly defeated.

Sorry for not posting the last few days, I was out of town then needed to take an extra day off because my body was basically broken. I'm feeling very good now, no pain in the legs or lower back (ankle, knee, and hip issues seem to have gone away). The new issue is my left shoulder, which I tweaked squatting with an uneven bar (it's length was uneven). This came into play during my final two sets on squats today where I pussied out and just couldn't take the strain. I had to let my shoulder stay loose and my back was loose as a result. I lost all tightness on the final rep of the final set. My thought process: really!? you're gonna fail the last god-damned rep of the day!? fak that. Grinndddddddd. I made it, but now I'm shaken up and full of self-doubt concerning the next workout.

415x7 for 5 sets today. Rocked good depth.

Despite all the shoulder nonsense, depth was very good today (best depth since week 1, in fact) for most reps on most sets, aside from the final set where my back just quit as I mentioned above. Anyway, I benched after squats today, which I was hesitant to do because my shoulder was on fire. But the pain seems to only be affected by the extreme rotation it undergoes on my squat. And my bench sets are moving ridiculously easily, which is nice, because the squats are fucking killing me. Two more days!!

Video of today's workout below:

1 comment:

  1. http://startingstrength.com/index.php/site/platform_the_squat_bar_position

    check out the grip position - might be what is causing your shoulder problem?